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4:57 PM, Sep 8, 2013   |    comments
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Showers and thunderstorms continued to trek through the northern Midwest on Sunday as a low pressure system neared the Great Lakes.

Thunderstorms also dampened the Southwest and Great Basin, triggering flash flood watches throughout Arizona and Utah. Frost advisories were also observed throughout the Northeast.

Flash flood warnings were present throughout the Great Basin and the Southwest earlier today as a result of monsoonal moisture. Northern Arizona experienced a couple of flood advisories as a result of the persistent moisture near watersheds. The remainder of the Southwest continued to experience a heat wave due to a strong high pressure system in the region.

The upper Midwest, including eastern Montana and western North Dakota, also received flash flood warnings as a result of a lingering low pressure system. Flood advisories were issued in several Montana counties. Strong thunderstorms also moved through Minnesota earlier today, while warm weather persisted throughout the Midwest. Temperatures in the 90s and 100s were observed across the Plains, which is above average for this time of year.

Temperatures in the low 30s were recorded in parts of the Northeast, which initiated frost advisories during Tuesday morning. Parts of New York and northwest New England continued to experience cold weather as a result of a recent cold front passage, while the Southeast remained warm and muggy. Spotty thunderstorms were also observed around the Gulf Coast, both along the Texas coast and along southern Florida.

SUNDAY'S WEATHER EXTREMES:


HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F).........................100 Hill City, Kan.

HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F)..........................107 Millington, Tenn.

LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)..........................30 Mt. Washington, N.H.

LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)...........................12 Mt. Washington, N.H.

HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH).................................67 Mt. Washington, N.H.

HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)..........................2.06 Pittsfield, Ill.

ON THIS DATE....... On this date in 1900, a hurricane struck Galveston, Texas, becoming the greatest U.S. weather disaster on record. The island was destroyed by a fifteen foot high tide and a 20 foot storm surge. Over 6,000 people drowned in Galveston while another 1,200 people were killed outside the area.

The Associated Press

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